“My Ruler is in my Head”


The moment GeShuxian energetically greets you, you know you have just met someone unique and creative. Running around, she brings out intricately decorated and carefully constructed boxes, hats, bags, clothes, and pictures that spill out from every corner of her temporary home.

During a tea break, while chatting and smoking, she peels into layers a piece of birchbark lying on the floor and starts cutting away to reveal a whole arrange of beautiful patterns. Nothing is pre-drawn, she doesn’t use the computer, no cutting patterns or tape measures. Everything is by eye. In this age of technology, you forget that life and design can flourish without Apple macs. Perhaps it is time for us all to discover our inner ruler!